The rock of Montmajour with trees, 1888
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
‘But now I’ve been to Montmajour 50 times to see that view over the plain’, Van Gogh wrote around 13 July 1888. Van Gogh’s fascination with the view over the flat landscape from the rocky outcrop of Montmajour produced a magnificent series of pen drawings, including this work. The charm of the landscape was so great that Van Gogh did not even feel annoyed by the Mistral and the many mosquitoes: ‘If a view can make one forget such small displeasures, then it must have something’.